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Encyclopedia > Earl's Palace, Kirkwall

The ruins of the Earl's Palace, Kirkwall lie near St Magnus Cathedral in the centre of Kirkwall, Orkney. They still hint at the elegant French Renaissance building constructed between 1600 and 1606 by Patrick Stewart, 2nd Earl of Orkney, while giving a reminder of the cruel reign of the Stewart Earls of Orkney during the late 16th and early 17th centuries]]. St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall is the cathedral in the capital of Orkney in Scotland. ... Location within the British Isles Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands, in northern Scotland. ... The Orkney Islands are one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland, and form a traditional county and Lieutenancy area, and the Orkney constituency of the Scottish Parliament. ... By region Italian Renaissance Spanish Renaissance Northern Renaissance French Renaissance German Renaissance English Renaissance The Renaissance, also known as Il Rinascimento (in Italian), was an influential cultural movement which brought about a period of scientific revolution and artistic transformation, at the dawn of modern European history. ... Earl of Orkney - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The House of Stuart or Stewart was a Scottish, and then British, Royal House of Breton origin. ...


They face across to the ruins of the earlier Bishop's Palace. The Bishops Palace, Kirkwall was built at the same time as the adjacent St Magnus Cathedral in the centre of Kirkwall, Orkney was being constructed, and housed the cathedrals first bishop, William the Old of the Norwegian Catholic church who took his authority from the Archbishop of Trondheim. ...


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